Yes, it seems a bit strange doesn't it? Stick a needle here, here, here and here - and you will be able to run better??
Most of our ancient simian instincts would tell us, "HEEELLLLLLLLLLLL no!"
However, allow me to convince you to just consider an option - just yet, another option in your toolbox of treatment options for you to choose from if you happen have a couple of creaks, bumps, sprains or noisy joints that you'd like to investigate (hopefully with the help of your friendly neighbourhood acupunk!) in order to get you back on your feet and running (or swimming, cycling, gym-ing, monkey bar climbing, etc) again. I can testify that it works - not simply because I do the acupuncturing on people but really because, I too, have been a patient of acupuncture myself and I am thankful that I have this modality of treatment to fall back on if, (the gods forbid) I should sprain my ankle yet again!
Ladies, you know what I’m talking about here! Some of us may have been luckily spared this phenomenon but the many that I do know (myself included!!) can easily identify with the monthly transformation that happens at the end of a woman’s monthly cycle. We may experience some or all of some rather beastly changes at least once a month: irritation, impatience, frustration, anxiety, cramping pain, food cravings, crashes in blood sugar, fluctuating energy levels, tender abdominal bloating, digestive issues, lower back pain, acne, mood changes and emotional outbursts. This list can (and does) go on but you get the idea. Once a month, some of us in the world are walking around like a spring-loaded jack-in-the-box. One tiny trip on the trigger of the box and out we spring with full explosive force!
I write about this as its something that very much hits home for me, not only because I treat this often in my field of acupuncture. It felt important to write about because I too am a woman a...
I know, I know.....I can't always guarantee that I will write articles about acupuncture all the time. I am human after all. And MY TEAM CRUSHED IT IN THE FINALS! I had to post! I am soooo happy I am over the moon right now!
I did this for national pride and for a place to cry out loud and proud "We The North!"